"New software should be released any year now. Once we get these 57 documents and 27 meetings finished. Until then, you can just wait. We do this to assure safety."
Hey, how's that 'assured safety' working out for you?
Now they'll be tempted to go back and make the process even worse in *all* respects.
The standards people shouldn't be allowed to create standards. They're doing it wrong, due to a host of false assumptions.